This weekend, Pope Francis released a new encyclical entitled "Fratelli tutti" or "Brothers All" and covers the topic of fraternity and social friendship. It's especially important today where relationships tend to be strained on the topics of politics and social justice. Gus reads several excerpts from it and breaks some of it down for his listeners.
Also, in light of today's Gospel, which is the parable of the Good Samaritan, Gus talks about how the political atmosphere in today's society is comparable to the divided relationship between the Jews and the Samaritans in Jesus' time. Gus invites listeners to call in and talk about what their relationship is like among family and friends who think different politically.
And, Gus does a church check with listeners. It seems that many local governments and principalities are getting a little looser with restrictions on public gatherings. Gus invites listeners to call up and talk about if their church has reopened and if it's grown to more than 25% capacity. Also, the Prayers of the Faithful after the homily oftentimes includes a prayer for our political and civic leaders. Since President Trump and the First Lady were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, Gus asks listeners if they were included in that.